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Old 07-05-2012, 10:05 PM   #1
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So I was walking through the Walmart near my house after dinner today. I was going there just to buy a bag of sand and a bag of aquarium salt. But then it happened. I saw the betta selection. I know I shouldn't have, I mean it's Walmart and they have horrible water conditions, but I saw him. I walked over and saw a beautiful male betta swimming in about 1/2" of water. He couldn't even fit his body straight. He looked at me and flashed, "take me home! I can't stay here much longer!" he pleaded. I thought about it, there was the 2.5g tank that I had. I have a filter, all I need is a heater. I picked up his dish-thing and he started swimming in circles almost like saying "haha suckers I got an owner:P". So I may have brought home yet another betta.

I still need to buy a heater, but I'll do that tomorrow. I'll post a picture once he's done getting settled. I believe he is a halfmoon with a little fin rot, or maybe a crowntail with a really full crown. Hopefully you can tell me. Also, his name is Benjamin (although I thought Fabio would be better...)
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:20 PM   #2
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So I was walking through the Walmart near my house after dinner today. I was going there just to buy a bag of sand and a bag of aquarium salt. But then it happened. I saw the betta selection. I know I shouldn't have, I mean it's Walmart and they have horrible water conditions, but I saw him. I walked over and saw a beautiful male betta swimming in about 1/2" of water. He couldn't even fit his body straight. He looked at me and flashed, "take me home! I can't stay here much longer!" he pleaded. I thought about it, there was the 2.5g tank that I had. I have a filter, all I need is a heater. I picked up his dish-thing and he started swimming in circles almost like saying "haha suckers I got an owner:P". So I may have brought home yet another betta.

I still need to buy a heater, but I'll do that tomorrow. I'll post a picture once he's done getting settled. I believe he is a halfmoon with a little fin rot, or maybe a crowntail with a really full crown. Hopefully you can tell me. Also, his name is Benjamin (although I thought Fabio would be better...)
Oh I hate it when that happens. LOL. I can completely understand! The LFS I went to today had several Bettas & there was an absolutely GORGEOUS purple one, I was so close to brining him home, but I resisted. I already have 2 males & 3 females, the males are currently in 1g homes which I am working on remedying. They do so much better in bigger homes. Good luck with him, hopefully you can save him & you'll get years of enjoyment from him.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:46 PM   #3
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Oh I hate it when that happens. LOL. I can completely understand! The LFS I went to today had several Bettas & there was an absolutely GORGEOUS purple one, I was so close to brining him home, but I resisted. I already have 2 males & 3 females, the males are currently in 1g homes which I am working on remedying. They do so much better in bigger homes. Good luck with him, hopefully you can save him & you'll get years of enjoyment from him.
A purple one! Oh, it would have been so hard for me to walk away considering purple is my all time favorite color! I've been wanting to get some females, but every time I'm about to there's that perfect male... I mean I've had females I just have this tendency to buy the sickly ones...

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He has room to SWIM:

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Old 07-05-2012, 11:02 PM   #4
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I'll try to get some better pictures tomorrow, and perhaps a video. Benjamin is loving blood worms and betta pellets. I don't even want to know how long he was without food. All I know is that he's now in a good home
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I'll try to get some better pictures tomorrow, and perhaps a video. Benjamin is loving blood worms and betta pellets. I don't even want to know how long he was without food. All I know is that he's now in a good home
He's beautiful. I'm thinking he's a half moon. I have a crown tail & he looks different from yours. My other male is a veil tail who also looks different from Benjamin. The purple one I saw today was a color I hadn't seen before so yeah it wasn't easy walking away but I'm limited on space. :-/ I've rescued a few sickly ones myself. I had a beautiful yellow male who unfortunately didn't make it but at least his last few weeks were good. For some reason he never would eat & I tried all kinds of food. My one female doesn't swim quite right, she's much better than she was 3 months ago but you can tell she's just not quite right. When I brought her home I wasn't sure she'd be able to make it to the surface but she did. She would go from leaf to leaf, structure to structure & would appear plum wore out, her bottom would drag. She's a bit of a bully sometimes & a definite pig in fish disguise. I started this obsession about 6 months ago & it's hard to control.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:29 PM   #7
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I just have to say that Simon is beautiful! He has such a unique coloration.

I'm thinking Benjamin is either a half-moon or maybe even an over-half-moon. When he fans his tail out it's very large! I'll try to get a picture of him while he's doing that
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I just have to say that Simon is beautiful! He has such a unique coloration.

I'm thinking Benjamin is either a half-moon or maybe even an over-half-moon. When he fans his tail out it's very large! I'll try to get a picture of him while he's doing that
Thank you. His coloring all depends on how the light hits him, he's kind of opalesque, green, pink, purple, blue. He has LOTS of personality, can't wait to get him in a 10g tank, he's going to go nuts.
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I plan on rescuing bettas from petco. I feel bad for the females and babies. The males right now are the ones I really want to save so I can display them with pride.
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I plan on rescuing bettas from petco. I feel bad for the females and babies. The males right now are the ones I really want to save so I can display them with pride.
Sorry but, By doing this you are giving big boxes incentive to continue selling bettas this way. If you really want to help, you should present the team and management with facts on housing bettas this way. Let them know this is unacceptable. Otherwise you are only enabling them. Just my. 02
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